For broilers for 14 days, from the first days of life there is a lack of feather cover, hairline on the back and throughout the body, the skin is reddish below. Develop normally. What to do? (Sergei)
Good day. Since the bald patches were from the first day of life, there are two possible reasons: either these are genetic disorders and a lack of nutrients from the intrauterine development, or an already acquired deficiency. If everything is normal with the amount of light (there is enough of it), then it is worth looking for a solution to the problem in strengthening the diet. Apparently, the body does not have enough substances for the formation of feathers. Include in the diet more greens, mineral supplements, zinc is especially important.
At what age can the wings be cut to layers and transferred to adult chickens? Thank. (Svetlana)
Hello. Transfer pullets to adult hens can be no earlier than 3 months. But even better - not earlier than six months. But about trimming the wings, then it is made of necessity. Do not rush to perform the procedure, as the birds need wings. For example, if they have a high perch, then after trimming, they will have a poor balance on their perches.
If, however, the trimming procedure is unavoidable, then it also needs to be done no sooner than the chickens will have a molt.
Hello. I keep chickens for the first year. She took one year old. While overgrown, they carried little eggs. Now there are very large eggs, the shell in the blood. In two chickens, even the gut came out a little, it sticks out 1-1.5 cm. I sent them away so that other chickens would not peck at them. But I worry very much. Is it too dangerous for the chicken? Thank! (Tatyana)
Good day. This problem is familiar to many kurovodam that hold the egg crosses. But it should be said that this is often associated not only with the breed and the genetically incorporated enhanced process of egg formation, but with nutrition. If chickens consume a lot of protein nutrient feed, it can provoke an enlargement of the eggs. Try to transfer the hens to a green diet: more green and less protein feed.
It may also be associated with an excess of light.
As for the last moment, it is most likely that an oviduct fell in chickens - just the result of large eggs. Well, that otsadili, that's right. The bird still probably forms a system, so there may also be problems.
The loss itself is dangerous because it is another way for the penetration of infections and viruses, inflammation and a complete cessation of egg-laying may occur. Treatment is made by normalizing the diet. Some farmers try to reset it, but this does not always produce a result. If nothing gets better and the situation worsens, the hen will have to get rid of - so advise the vets.
Hello. I have a chicken that has sat on eggs for a week already. And for three days she cannot get up from the nest herself, falls. Can this be cured? Thank. (Mayan)
Hello. In this situation, most likely, the reason is an unbalanced diet (lack of micro, macronutrients). You can try to drink Chiktonik.